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EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards



The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE’s mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.


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Rutger’s Green Energy Technology Undergraduate Program (GET UP)!

The REU Site: Green Energy Technology Undergraduate Program (GET UP) provides undergraduate research opportunities for undergraduate science and engineering students interested in green energy.  GET UP is funded by the National Science Foundation under award: 1263250. The objectives of the GET-UP are to provide an enriching research experience, engineering training and professional development to undergraduate students for ten weeks in the summer. During this period of time, the students will have opportunities for cross disciplinary exploration through seminars in Engineering Ethics and Energy and Environmental Policy, and tours to facilities that generate power or produce “green” devices. Students will also participate in Industrial Spotlights where engineers and scientists from local companies present on ongoing product and system research/development, which will foster STEM research and industrial entrepreneurship.

URL: http://www.getup-reu.com/

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“Second Generation Tongan Identity Journeys” Seminar

February 19, 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Manoa Campus, Crawford 115 Add to Calendar

“Leaving Home, Going ‘Home’: Second Generation Tongan Identity Journeys” by Helen Lee, La Trobe University

In this presentation, Helen Lee will discuss the particular experiences of “home” for overseas-born Tongan youth who are sent to attend high school in Tonga in response to concerns about their behavior. For these young people, going “home” to Tonga is perceived as a form of punishment, and this is reinforced by the highly ambivalent welcome they receive. Framed by the adults responsible for them as an opportunity to “learn the culture,” this enforced identity journey is for many young Tongans a bewildering and traumatic experience. However, for other young people who are sent to Tonga or who choose to go, the experience is more positive, even life transforming. Dr Lee considers the factors that influence these varying outcomes.

The idea of “home” is not simple for the children of migrants, particularly those who maintain transnational connections to their parents’ homeland. The home/s in which they were raised are both their family households, within which their parents’ culture may be enacted and embodied, and the host country, to which many feel a sense of belonging, at least to some extent. Their ties to the homeland further complicate their understanding of home, which can make it difficult to feel a true sense of belonging anywhere.

The session will be chaired by CPIS Teaching Assistant and MA student Lee Kava and panelists Patricia Fifita, Lose JʻNelle ʻUluʻave, and Siufaga Lousiale Kava will respond to Professor Lee’s presentation.

Helen Lee is Professor of Anthropology and Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences and Communications at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Since the 1980s, her research has focused on the people of Tonga, both in their home islands in the South Pacific and in the diaspora, particularly in Australia. She has published widely on migration and transnationalism, with a particular focus on the children of migrants, including journal articles, book chapters, and the books Becoming Tongan: An Ethnography of Childhood (1996); Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores (2003); Ties to the Homeland: Second Generation Transnationalism (2008); and Migration and Transnationalism: Pacific Perspectives, co-edited with Steve Tupai Francis (2009).

Lee Kava is a MA candidate and teaching assistant at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. Her current research focuses on music as an expression of Tongan identity and a medium for political and creative activism. Patricia Fitita is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UH Mānoa. Lose JʻNelle ʻUluʻave graduated from UH Mānoa with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010. Siufaga Lousiale Kava is a currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Chaminade University.

Co-sponsored by Department for Ethnic Studies and Department of Anthropology


Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Manoa Campus

More Information
Katherine Higgins, 808-956-2658, khiggins@hawaii.edu

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Postdoc Associate – Macromolecular Diffraction Facility of the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS)

Dear Colleagues,

Please share the following position announcement with your PhD
students and recent PhD graduates.

Best Regards,




Position:   Postdoctoral Associate

Project:   Applications of Pressure to Structural Biology

Disciplines:   Biophysics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology,
Structural Biology, Applied Physics

Deadline to apply:   March 31, 2014

The Macromolecular Diffraction Facility of the Cornell High-Energy
Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS) has an opening for a Postdoctoral
Associate to continue development of the pressure cryocooling method
(Kim et al. Acta Cryst. D61, 881-890 (2005), Kim et al. J. Appl.
Crystallog. 46, 234-241 (2013)) and to apply pressure cryocooling to
areas such as trapping of intermediates in biochemical reactions,
preparation of samples for diffraction and imaging experiments, and
elucidation of the effects of pressure on macromolecular structure.
A Ph.D. degree in structural biology, biophysics, or a related field
is required.   Experience in hands-on development of sample-handling
methods is desirable, and experience working at a synchrotron source
is a plus.  In addition to pursuing his/her own study of pressure
effects, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with
research groups wishing to apply pressure cryocooling to their
samples.  Appointments are for one year at a time and can be renewed
for up to 3 years total, contingent upon availability of funds and
employee performance.

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) serves a world-wide
user base of structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and
engineers.   MacCHESS is an NIH-supported National Resource providing
support for structural biology at CHESS.   MacCHESS is a heavily
team-oriented environment. Good clear communication skills are a must,
including fluency in the English language.

Applications should be submitted at http://academicjobsonline.org/
(posting #3850) and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of
publications, a detailed summary of research experience and interests.
Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of
recommendation uploaded, as per instruction on the academicjobsonline
website.  For information about the position, contact Dr. Marian
Szebenyi  at dms35@cornell.edu.

Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Sara Xayarath Hernández

Director – Diversity Programs in Engineering

Cornell University

College of Engineering

146 Olin Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

email:   sh267@cornell.edu

office:  607.255.0979

fax:     607.255.2834

Website: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity

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“To love what you do and feel that it matters…how could anything be
more fun?” –Katherine Graham

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USDA career webinars

Passing this along: 

USDA Career Opportunities For Students and Recent Graduates

USDA offers different career opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business and many other fields. By participating in the USDA Career Informational Session, you will learn about the types of opportunities available and the application process. Be sure to indicate the month and date you would like to register for the webinar.


Who should attend? Educational Faculty and Career Services Staff, and Recent Graduates and Students who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Residents. Requirements to participate in the webinar: Internet accessibility and Access to a computer with speakers.


Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/USDAInfoSessionsRegistration_2014.


Dates: February 4, 2014, February 19, 2014, March 5, 2014, March 20, 2014, April 2, 2014, April 9, 2014

Each session will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Topics covered will be: An Overview of USDA, An Introduction to USDA Careers, Available Opportunities, Basic Qualifications and Application Process, and Mission Areas Presentations.


Please consider this wonderful informational session that can help to lay the groundwork for the future of your students interested in conservation related fields.

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Postdoctoral opportunity in climate science at PCMDI/ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Celine Bonfils <bonfils2@llnl.gov>
Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Subject: [ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral opportunity in climate science at PCMDI/ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
To: ccsm-participants@cgd.ucar.edu

, es_jobs_net@acd.ucar.edu


The Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)  at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has
a postdoctoral opportunity in climate science.

Applications must be entered through the careers@llnl web site.
key word: 11900

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Staff Member
Post-Dr Research Staff  1 (PDS.1)
Job ID: 11900
Location: Livermore, CA
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

NOTE:  This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility
of extension to a maximum of three years. For important information
about LLNL appointments refer to the FAQs above. Eligible candidates are
recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time
of employment offer.

The Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division, Climate and Modeling Analysis Group, within the
Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher at the intersection of
detection and attribution (D&A) of regional climate change and uncertainty quantification (UQ) research.
The selected applicant will be part of a five-year project that aims at improving the scientific understanding
of the underlying causes of past changes in droughts. The primary responsibilities will include 1) an analysis of
drought behavior in various climate simulations and observations, and 2) an estimation of the range of simulated
droughts (and their credibility) by simultaneously perturbing a number of poorly constrained input parameters
in the atmospheric component of the climate models. The successful candidate will utilize atmospheric
perturbed-physics ensemble simulations produced with the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM4) to conduct an
UQ analysis based on a recent case of North American drought. Where possible, the results will be placed in the
broader context of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). The selected applicant will interact with
PCMDI experts in D&A, UQ and model validation metrics, and with peers outside of the work unit. The selected
candidate will report to the Climate Modeling and Analysis Group Leader.

– Apply in-house statistical UQ diagnostics and design new diagnostics to constrain values for input parameters to best match observed droughts.
– Examine different sources of uncertainties in components critical to drought mechanisms (e.g., structural uncertainties in models and observations, uncertainties in the external forcings, and various model input parameters).
– Develop new climate model diagnostics and apply metrics for the analysis of drought behavior in various climate simulations and observations.
– Evaluate climate model results to identify model strengths, weaknesses and differences among models, with particular emphasis on precipitation variability, change in the mean state, and drought mechanisms.
– Utilize the latest satellite and reanalysis data for model evaluation.
– Communicate research results through peer-reviewed publications, scientific meetings/ presentations and technical reports.
– Collaborate with other climate and UQ researchers nationally and internationally.
– Perform all assignments in accordance with ESH&Q, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

– Recent PhD in atmospheric science, large-scale hydrology or related field.
– Solid statistical background, including regression analyses, EOF analyses, and time-series diagnostics.
– Experience with large observational and climate model output datasets.
– Experience with scripting and visualization techniques.
– Programming experience in Python and Fortran in a UNIX/LINUX workstation operating environment.
– Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently as well as to collaborate effectively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds.
– Demonstrated fundamental verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by published results and presentations.

– Experience with one or more of the following areas: UQ diagnosis, climate model diagnosis, analysis of climate extremes, numerical modeling of climate.
– Familiarity with modes of variability, teleconnections, regional climate variations.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  None required.
Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Anticipated Clearance Level:  None.